Old trolley tracks still under Midtown streets

20150909_105227Reader Jim Torres sent us this photo he took today at 4130 Bell Street. A work crew is digging in the street, and they exposed the old trolley track under the pavement.


  1. brent says:

    http://btoellner.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/04/a-hole-to-the-past.html — here is one I took several years ago when they were doing work at 33rd and Holmes — it’s such a shame KC had such a vast streetcar network that we are now in the process of rebuilding

  2. Nick says:

    That is part of the northbound track on Bell – the Summit/ W 39th Street line turned south on State Line to 45th Street, went east one block, and returned north on Bell to form a loop. The power substation still exists at 40th and State Line – this line was doubly important because the Strang Line began at 41st and Bell and proceeded West on Olathe Boulevard in KS on its way to what is today downtown Overland Park.

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